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2002 mazda protege has a dead battery. When I try to use a

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2002 mazda protege has a dead battery. When I try to use a battery pack to jumpstart it, the horn honks and the anti-theft system light comes on. The car doesn't start.
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Mazda
Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 3 months ago.

sorry for the delay............
Greetings...... “Hi, I’m Don (akaCustomer and I look forward to helping you!”
You have to UNLOCK the Vehicle right after you make the connections, as the Alarm is "Armed"
You can try:
Open the Driver Door & LEAVE Open
Turn Ignition Switch ON & LEAVE ON
Connect Jumper
Alarm may sound for a couple of seconds

start vehicle

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Customer: replied 3 months ago.
The solution did not work.
Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 3 months ago.

"which one"??

IF neither worked, then perhaps the Jumper Battery Pack you are using is not charged or enough AMPs to power the Electronics & Crank the engine
Have you tried a new battery?
Have you tried unlocking the Doors once the Battery is connected?

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